May 2, 1925 – March 22, 2014
Esther, 88, passed away March 22, 2014 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m., Friday, March 28 at Merle Hay Funeral Home with burial at Chapel Hill Gardens. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Esther was born May 2, 1925 in Des Moines, Iowa. She worked more than 40 years for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, and was active in the local CWA union. Esther enjoyed being involved in the Telephone Pioneers following her retirement. She enjoyed reading and doing word finds. Esther found great joy in hosting and cooking for her family. She enjoyed conversing with old and new friends.
Esther is survived by her nephew, David (Karen) Roccasecca; niece, Cindy (Paul) Valin; nephew, David Allie; great nephews: Nathaniel Valin, Justin (Louise) Valin, Timothy (Whitney) Allie, James Roccasecca, Evan Roccasecca, and Michael Allie; great-nieces: Laura Allie and Angie Roccasecca; and great-great nieces: Elizabeth Pongxayavong, Abby Pongxayavong, Evelyn Valin and Kinley Allie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Food Bank of Iowa, 2220 E. 17th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50316.Information provided by: Merle Hay Funeral Home 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 www.meaningfulfunerals.net